“Once you come to know that this body is not you, then that veil of ignorance is lifted”
Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
After one woman sang a song, Baba dictated:
One who hears the music of God in his heart – such wonderful music, for it is the Original Music – loses his bodily consciousness and sees God everywhere.
God is within everyone. He is in all of us, Infinite, All-powerful. The helplessness that you now feel here is because you are now in the body, and it is all illusion, although God is so omnipotent. Why is that? It is illusion. It is the veil between you and God.
The veil of what? That veil is the veil of ignorance. Once you come to know that the body is not real and this body is not you, then that veil of ignorance is lifted. When you are indeed asleep, the body is there, although you are not. The body breathes, and yet you are not aware of its breathing when you are asleep; then you may dream you eat; or in the dream you go to the movies. It is not the body that dreams; it must be YOU.
Suppose this body has its legs cut off; you are in no way less conscious, nor do you feel that there is any curtailment in your own existence. You are still you and your consciousness is not curtailed. Mind understands, yet the veil of illusion is not lifted because of the veil of ignorance which you still have.
Once you see God within you, you get the conviction. There is no more doubt. Then there is the experience of infinite bliss.
I give my blessings to you all.
July 1956; London